11 Clever Items That'll Help You Create a Chic Nursery

There's no denying that a nursery is a special place — after all, it's where a new baby will be welcomed home. But while this room is mostly about the addition to your family, it's also a little bit about you, too. Truthfully, you're the one that'll be traipsing in there at all hours of the day, so why shouldn't it also be a space that you enjoy? By sticking with clean lines, soft colors, and luxe finishes, you can put together a haven that is cohesive with the rest of your home's modern design. Here are 11 items to help you create a chic and gender-neutral nursery that your baby will love just as much as you do.

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Babyletto Lolly Convertible Crib

3-in-1 Convertible Crib
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This two-toned convertible crib from Buy Buy Baby ($399.99) will grow with your baby from day one. What starts as a place to lay your newborn transforms into a toddler bed, and then can be outfitted into a daybed for your big kid later on.

Petit Pehr Canvas Hamper

Canvas Hamper
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Just because you're going the gender-neutral route doesn't mean everything in the room has to be beige and boring. Add a pop of color to the nursery with this canvas hamper from Nordstrom ($65 - $80) to keep things playful.

Baxton Studio Rocking Chair

Modern Rocking Chair
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You're going to spend plenty of time rocking that new baby to sleep, and this Baxton Studio rocking chair from Wayfair ($97.99) will give you one more reason to look forward to it every time. The clean lines of this piece make it the ideal backdrop for a whimsical pillow or colorful throw.

Arrow Iconic Crib Bedding

Arrow Crib Bedding
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This orange and white arrow crib bedding from Land of Nod ($24 - $79) will add just the right amount of pattern without overwhelming your minimalist aesthetic.

White Boho Dream Catcher

Adorn the wall with a boho dream catcher ($50.66) from Etsy that's so cool you'll want one for the living room, too. Hang it near your favorite print to create a whimsical vignette that'll still be appealing even when you're short on sleep.

Magnolia Market Premium Paint

With many days and nights spent in the nursery, you'll want to pick a paint color that is pleasing to the eye now and for years to come. These premium paint shades — "True White," "Silos White," and "Cloudy Gray" — from Magnolia Market ($44 per gallon) are guaranteed to stand the test of time.

Contemporary Art Print

Contemporary Art Print
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Made by a Melbourne-based watercolor artist, this contemporary print found on Etsy ($31.17) will introduce your baby to good art right from the start. The soft neutral colors and varying tones will complement any other accessories you put in the room.

Gleaming Safari Bust

Gleaming Safari Bust
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Use these brass safari busts from Anthropologie ($58 each) to hang the diaper bag, a special outfit, or just as decoration. These are a prime example that you don't have to compromise on style just because you're putting together a nursery.

Tie Tab Cotton and Linen Macrame Curtains

Cotton and Linen Drapes
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These cotton and linen curtains from Overstock ($44.44) have strips of macrame detail to let the natural light shine through while still offering plenty of privacy. Hang the curtains as high as possible to make a small nursery feel larger.

Jubilee Braided Rug

Braided Rug
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This jubilee braided rug from RugsUSA ($237) is a real workhorse. It'll anchor the room and disguise all the spit up, drool and crumbs coming its way in the next few months. Worth every penny.

Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig

Faux Fiddle Leaf FIg
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Add a touch of greenery to the nursery without fearing that you'll find your new crawler playing in the dirt. This faux fiddle leaf fig from Target ($99.99) is about the same price as a real one, but it's guaranteed to live longer than a month. Put it in a larger pot or a cool woven basket to make it look even more realistic.


Ashley Tyler

Ashley Tyler

Ashley Tyler is a South Florida-based freelance writer with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Nova Southeastern University. When she's not writing, s... more